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ex·pire

 (ĭk-spīr′)
v. ex·pired, ex·pir·ing, ex·pires
v.intr.
1. To come to an end; terminate: My membership in the club has expired.
2. To breathe one's last breath; die: The patient expired early this morning.
3. To exhale; breathe out.
v.tr.
1. To breathe (something) out.
2. Archaic To give (something) off.

[Middle English expiren, from Old French expirer, from Latin exspīrāre : ex-, ex- + spīrāre, to breathe.]

expire

(ɪkˈspaɪə)
vb
1. (intr) to finish or run out; cease; come to an end
2. (Physiology) to breathe out (air); exhale
3. (intr) to die
[C15: from Old French expirer, from Latin exspīrāre to breathe out, from spīrāre to breathe]
exˈpirer n

ex•pire

(ɪkˈspaɪər)

v. -pired, -pir•ing. v.i.
1. to come to an end; terminate.
2. to emit the last breath; die.
3. to breathe out.
v.t.
4. to breathe out (air) from the lungs.
5. Archaic. to emit.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ex(s)pīrāre to breathe out, come to an end =ex- ex-1 + spīrāre to breathe]
ex•pir′er, n.

expire


Past participle: expired
Gerund: expiring

Imperative
expire
expire
Present
I expire
you expire
he/she/it expires
we expire
you expire
they expire
Preterite
I expired
you expired
he/she/it expired
we expired
you expired
they expired
Present Continuous
I am expiring
you are expiring
he/she/it is expiring
we are expiring
you are expiring
they are expiring
Present Perfect
I have expired
you have expired
he/she/it has expired
we have expired
you have expired
they have expired
Past Continuous
I was expiring
you were expiring
he/she/it was expiring
we were expiring
you were expiring
they were expiring
Past Perfect
I had expired
you had expired
he/she/it had expired
we had expired
you had expired
they had expired
Future
I will expire
you will expire
he/she/it will expire
we will expire
you will expire
they will expire
Future Perfect
I will have expired
you will have expired
he/she/it will have expired
we will have expired
you will have expired
they will have expired
Future Continuous
I will be expiring
you will be expiring
he/she/it will be expiring
we will be expiring
you will be expiring
they will be expiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expiring
you have been expiring
he/she/it has been expiring
we have been expiring
you have been expiring
they have been expiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expiring
you will have been expiring
he/she/it will have been expiring
we will have been expiring
you will have been expiring
they will have been expiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expiring
you had been expiring
he/she/it had been expiring
we had been expiring
you had been expiring
they had been expiring
Conditional
I would expire
you would expire
he/she/it would expire
we would expire
you would expire
they would expire
Past Conditional
I would have expired
you would have expired
he/she/it would have expired
we would have expired
you would have expired
they would have expired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expire - lose validity; "My passports expired last month"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
2.expire - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifeexpire - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
3.expire - expel airexpire - expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
snort - make a snorting sound by exhaling hard; "The critic snorted contemptuously"
blow - exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"

expire

verb
1. become invalid, end, finish, conclude, close, stop, run out, cease, lapse, terminate, come to an end, be no longer valid He continued to live in the States after his visa had expired.
2. die, decease, depart, buy it (U.S. slang), check out (U.S. slang), perish, kick it (slang), croak (slang), go belly-up (slang), snuff it (informal), peg out (informal), kick the bucket (informal), peg it (informal), depart this life, meet your maker, cark it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), pop your clogs (informal), pass away or on He expired in excruciating agony.

expire

verb
1. To become void, especially through passage of time or an omission:
2. To cease to exist:
die (away or out), disappear.
3. To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
4. To expel air in the process of respiration:
breathe (out), exhale.
Translations
يَموتيَنْتِهِييَنْتَهي وَقْته، تَنتَهي صَلاحِيَّتهيَنْتَهي، يَنْقَضي
pozbýt platnosti
udløbeophøreudånde
lakata olemasta voimassa
isteći
letelik
andast, deyja, gefa upp öndinarenna út, falla úr gildirenna út; ljúka
期限が切れる
만료되다
galiojimo laikasmirtinustoti galiojuspasibaigimas
beigtiesnomirtnotecēt
stratiť platnosť
löpa utandas utavlidagå bort
หมดอายุ
bitmekölmeksona ermeksüresi bitmeksüresi dolmak
hết hạn

expire

[ɪksˈpaɪəʳ] VI
1. (= end) [time, period] → terminar, finalizar; [ticket, passport] → caducar, vencer; [lease, contract] → vencer, expirar
my passport has expiredmi pasaporte ha caducado or vencido
2. (frm) (= die) → expirar
3. (= breathe out) → espirar

expire

[ɪkˈspaɪər] vi
[contract, visa, deadline] → expirer
(literary) (= die) → rendre l'âme

expire

vi
(lease, passport)ablaufen, ungültig werden; (time limit)ablaufen, zu Ende gehen
(liter: = die) → seinen Geist aufgeben (liter)
(= breathe out)ausatmen

expire

[ɪksˈpaɪəʳ] vi (document, time limit) → scadere; (die) → spirare

expire

(ikˈspaiə) verb
1. (of a limited period of time) to come to an end. His three weeks' leave expires tomorrow.
2. (of a ticket, licence etc) to go out of date. My driving licence expired last month.
3. to die.
expiration (ekspiˈreiʃən) noun
exˈpiry noun
the end of a period of time or of an agreement etc with a time limit. The date of expiry is shown on your driving licence.

expire

يَنْتِهِي pozbýt platnosti udløbe ablaufen λήγω caducar lakata olemasta voimassa expirer isteći scadere 期限が切れる 만료되다 verlopen utløpe wygasnąć expirar истекать löpa ut หมดอายุ süresi dolmak hết hạn 期满

ex·pire

vt. espirar, expeler el aire aspirado;
expirar, morir, dejar de existir.

expire

vi (to die) fallecer, morir
References in classic literature ?
Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.
Thou -- whomsoever thou mayst be, into whose hands these memoirs of the wretched Matilda may fall' -- when your lamp suddenly expires in the socket, and leaves you in total darkness.
To educate the wise man the State exists, and with the appearance of the wise man the State expires.
With each divine impulse the mind rends the thin rinds of the visible and finite, and comes out into eternity, and inspires and expires its air.
Yes, in two or three years, when the lease expires.
At length it becomes plain that the old lady or gentleman has not long to live; and the plainer this becomes, the more clearly the old lady or gentleman perceives that everybody is in a conspiracy against their poor old dying relative; wherefore the old lady or gentleman makes another last will - positively the last this time - conceals the same in a china teapot, and expires next day.
I remember the drawn faces, the dejected figures of my two men, and I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more--the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort--to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires--and expires, too soon--before life itself.
Immediately after this clause follows another in these words: "The President shall have power to fill up all VACANCIES that may happen DURING THE RECESS OF THE SENATE, by granting commissions which shall EXPIRE AT THE END OF THEIR NEXT SESSION.
When they perceived in him signs of exhaustion, and he could no longer be provoked to make battle, they would dismount from their horses, approach him in the rear, and seizing him by the tail, jerk him from side to side, and drag him backward; until the frantic animal, gathering fresh strength from fury, would break from them, and rush, with flashing eyes and a hoarse bellowing, upon any enemy in sight; but in a little while, his transient excitement at an end, would pitch headlong on the ground, and expire.
This might not have been manly or generous, perhaps, but we believe it is the manner in nine cases out of ten in which such sudden emotions expire, especially if the ardour of the youth has precipitated a declaration that the more chastened feelings of the damsel are not yet prepared to reciprocate.
I went through the superfluous ceremony of a second marriage with Alicia; took stores in the city; built a villa in the country; and here I am at this present moment of writing, a convict aristocrat--a prosperous, wealthy, highly respectable mercantile man, with two years of my sentence of transportation still to expire.
I relit my pipe, provided fresh fuel by ripping a thin board or two from the inside of the house--I did not care to go into the darkness out of doors--and passed the rest of the night smoking and thinking, and feeding my fire; not for added years of life would I have permitted that little flame to expire again.